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Title: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: Jetavan on November 18, 2010, 04:44:18 PM
The Charter for Compassion (http://charterforcompassion.org/site/index#).

Excerpt:

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: biro on November 18, 2010, 05:03:20 PM
The Charter for Compassion (http://charterforcompassion.org/site/index#).

Excerpt:

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

Is it really at the heart of all of them?  ???
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on November 18, 2010, 05:11:27 PM
Does this apply to Islam?

Also, I thought the heart of our faith is union with the Holy Trinity. Compassion might be an outpouring of theosis, but it is certainly not the heart of our faith.
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: Jetavan on November 18, 2010, 05:18:40 PM
The Charter for Compassion (http://charterforcompassion.org/site/index#).

Excerpt:

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

Is it really at the heart of all of them?  ???
I guess there might be some ethical traditions that call for genocide of the Jews, so maybe not.
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: Jetavan on March 22, 2012, 08:03:27 PM
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On March 22, for the first time ever (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/karen-armstrong-state-of-the-charter-for-compassion-livestream_n_1373606.html?ref=religion#comments), Karen Armstrong will present the “State of the Charter for Compassion,” highlighting the progress made around the world to re-center society around compassionate action and create a more peaceful planet. The live video will begin at 9 p.m. on the East Coast.

Her presentation will include stories from Pakistan, Jordan, Kentucky and Vancouver. She will address a global call to action with “Assignment Compassion,” and unveil of the redesigned Charter for Compassion site -- the new hub for this movement.
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 23, 2012, 01:57:36 AM
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On March 22, for the first time ever (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/karen-armstrong-state-of-the-charter-for-compassion-livestream_n_1373606.html?ref=religion#comments), Karen Armstrong will present the “State of the Charter for Compassion,” highlighting the progress made around the world to re-center society around compassionate action and create a more peaceful planet. The live video will begin at 9 p.m. on the East Coast.

Her presentation will include stories from Pakistan, Jordan, Kentucky and Vancouver. She will address a global call to action with “Assignment Compassion,” and unveil of the redesigned Charter for Compassion site -- the new hub for this movement.

Ha, I knew Karen Armstrong was in on this just reading the quote in the OP!
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: jewish voice on March 23, 2012, 02:04:21 AM
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On March 22, for the first time ever (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/karen-armstrong-state-of-the-charter-for-compassion-livestream_n_1373606.html?ref=religion#comments), Karen Armstrong will present the “State of the Charter for Compassion,” highlighting the progress made around the world to re-center society around compassionate action and create a more peaceful planet. The live video will begin at 9 p.m. on the East Coast.

Her presentation will include stories from Pakistan, Jordan, Kentucky and Vancouver. She will address a global call to action with “Assignment Compassion,” and unveil of the redesigned Charter for Compassion site -- the new hub for this movement.

Ha, I knew Karen Armstrong was in on this just reading the quote in the OP!
Who is she ? I know i being lazy and don't feel like googleing her
Title: Re: The Charter for Compassion
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 23, 2012, 02:09:22 AM
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On March 22, for the first time ever (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/karen-armstrong-state-of-the-charter-for-compassion-livestream_n_1373606.html?ref=religion#comments), Karen Armstrong will present the “State of the Charter for Compassion,” highlighting the progress made around the world to re-center society around compassionate action and create a more peaceful planet. The live video will begin at 9 p.m. on the East Coast.

Her presentation will include stories from Pakistan, Jordan, Kentucky and Vancouver. She will address a global call to action with “Assignment Compassion,” and unveil of the redesigned Charter for Compassion site -- the new hub for this movement.

Ha, I knew Karen Armstrong was in on this just reading the quote in the OP!
Who is she ? I know i being lazy and don't feel like googleing her

ok I'll do it for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Armstrong

british religious historian / author.